Remember clear back...oh, about a year ago...when I said I was working on sprucing up our playroom? A YEAR ago! Where does this time go? Well, with all of the spring cleaning (nesting) going on around here I was able to clean up enough to get a few pictures of the 'finished' room...still not where I would like it to be, but it will do for now.
The entire purpose of this room is to provide a place for my kids and all of their
mess toys. This room is a bit separate from the rest of the house, it's a bonus room above our garage. I love that they have their space to play and make their messes and (the best part) if I don't want to, I don't have to go up there and see that mess. Out of sight, out of mind...I can choose to ignore it completely.
One of my favorite things in this room are my Ikea shelves. They are the perfect place to store lots of stuff and help keep things looking organized and clean. The big canvas storage bins work great to hide all the little nic-naks that need a place to be...they also are great to incorporate the colors of the room. I found these at Walmart and Target.
When we painted, I knew I wanted to put chalkboard paint somewhere in the room. We decided on doing a strip on the back wall...
I finally finished the ABC canvases that I talked about here.
Another good (cheap) storage solution: garbage cans. I found the blue garbage cans on the bottom shelf below at Target for $2.50 each. They're hard plastic and sturdy enough to handle my boys.
I found these paper mache letters at Joann's and covered them with scrapbook paper.
Also, talked about these owl canvases here.